GENERIC NAME: hydralazine
BRAND NAME: Apresoline
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
USES: Hydralazine is used for the treatment of essential hypertension (high blood pressure), alone or in-combination with other anti-hypertensive medications. It is also used for treating hypertensive crisis and congestive heart failure.
SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of hydralazine are:
- tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), and
- angina pectoris (chest pain).
Other less commonly reported side effects include:
- paralytic ileus,
- low blood pressure,
- paradoxical pressor response,
- dyspnea (shortness of breath),
- peripheral neuritis,
- muscle cramps,
- psychotic reactions,
- difficulty urinating,
- blood disorders,
- hypersensitivity type reactions,
- nasal congestion,
- abnormal tear production (lacrimation) , and
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